[Review] – Saint Sadist

By Lucas Mangum

Lucas:  If you are reading this, I have an apology to make.  Despite seeing you at KillerCon every year, and my impression that you are a fun-loving, down-to-earth guy, I’ve been avoiding you because I’ve never read your work.  I’m always overly self conscious when faced with this predicament.  It doesn’t help matters any that I’m a naturally shy person, but I’d like to at least be armed with some knowledge of your work in that situation.
Anyway, Saint Sadist changes all of that, but now we may have a bigger problem:  Lucas…you have an impenetrable darkness inside of you.  And that darkness is this book.  It’s short, even by novella standards, and Mangum’s prose is really fast.  Just the way I like it.  It can be easily read in one or two sittings.  It would make a good companion piece with Mark Matthew’s excellent novella, Body of Christ.  If you’ve read and enjoyed that one, then you will almost certainly enjoy this one.  They both share the same themes of religious subversion and bleakness of humanity.  No spoilers!  Grindhouse Press continues its high standard for extreme horror with this one.
Good job Lucas.  I will talk to you this time, I promise.

Grade:  B

Amazon link for Saint Sadist

Review by Jason Cavallaro

jcavallaro42@gmail.com
Twitter:  @pinheadspawn

I received this book from Grindhouse Press for review consideration

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